Sony Vaio VGN-SZ72/B - Drivers needed?

Posted on 2008-11-13
Last Modified: 2013-11-17
I have a sony Vaio - I have reinstalled XP.

I need all the drivers for it, but I can't find them anywhere???

Theres a sticker on laptop next to the keyboard which says VGN-SZ72B/B - but then it says underneath the laptop the model number is PCG-6N1N.

I go to the Sony Vaio website and neither of these models are listed.

Can anyone help? Cheers
Question by:unrealone1
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    here are 2 links that can help you one i think is the drivers that you need the other is a page of sony where you put your serial number and it send you to the page that you need Good Luck                                                                                       


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    Below are two links to a VGN-SZ72MN/B and VGN-SZ72WN/X.  Both of these models come with Vista installed, and those are the drivers listed.  Good luck.

    You should also check the recovery partition that is included on Sony Vaio's.
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    Expert Comment

    What country was this laptop purchased in?
    This link shows where to look for the model number.
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    Maybe we can walk through and find the drivers from the manufacturers...
    1. Right Click on My Computer, Left click on Manage.
    2. Click on Device Manager, you should notice on the right hand side icons with a yellow symbol next to them, this shows the device is unknown, or drivers are not installed.
    3. Right click a device you are looking for, left click on properties.
    4. Click on the Details tab on the top of the menu that popped up.
    5. You should see some code in the middle that looks similar to this:
    The important peices are:
      VEN_14E4    is    Vendor 14E4
      DEV_169C    is    Device 169C    for     Vendor    14E4

    You can take this information to the website and find the specific device information for the drivers, then go to the manufacturer website and see if they make drivers for Windows XP, some hardware is Vista specific and the manufacturer's do not have driver support for Windows XP.

    *Once you are in the Vendor and are searching for the Device you can hold CTRL and press 'F'.
    -This is the Find feature, type in the Device ID and it will find it much quicker, since some pages are quite long.

    Hope this helps!
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    Thanks fella - that is a top bit of info, so many times where I have had problems getting drivers. Thanks again

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